Minorities are still being persecuted in Sunni Islam-dominated Pakistan. This is especially the case for Pakistan’s Christian minority. Adding to the repression is a process of silencing online social media.
Pakistani minorities under the leadership of Federal Minister for Human Rights, Kamran Michael are planning to celebrate Minorities’ Day on August 11. The Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) former government had declared August 11 as minorities’ day; however, some minority groups chose to observe August 11 as black day to register their protest over the abuse of minority rights. Following the footsteps of the PPP government the present PML-N government has also announced to dedicate August 11 as minorities day.
On August 11, 1947, the founder of the nation Mr. Muhammad Ali Jinnah had announced the freedom for the minorities living in new born Pakistan. But it is very unfortunate that after sixty-nine years, Pakistan is ranked sixth on the list of the countries where Christians are most persecuted, according to the World Watch List 2016.
The survey conducted by Open Doors, an organization working to help persecuted Christians and churches worldwide, highlights the top 50 countries where it is most difficult to live as Christians. The report found that Pakistan’s blasphemy laws continue to be abused to settle personal scores, particularly against minorities, including Christians. A Christian couple was thrown into the brick kiln where they worked and burned to death after being accused of blasphemy, orphaning their four children. Two churches in Lahore were bombed, killing 25 people and wounding dozens. An estimated 700 Christian girls and women are abducted every year and often then raped and forcibly married to Muslims,” the report added.
The list ranks North Korea as the most oppressive place in the world to live as a Christian. It adds that in 2015, the persecution grew most rapidly in Sub-Saharan Africa, while in the Middle East Islamic States and Pakistan violence increased the migration of the Christian population from the region. The index measures the degrees of freedom that Christians have to express their faith in six spheres- private, family, community, national and church life, while also measuring levels of violence.
The European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance has released its annual report for 2015 and showed serious concerns over the minorities’ situation in Pakistan, especially the issues pertaining to the country’s blasphemy laws. Giving reference of the assassinated Punjab governor Salman Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti for raising their voices against the blasphemy laws in Pakistan, especially in the Asia Bibi case. The report expressed that although the Supreme Court of Pakistan in a positive development has expressed its concerns about widespread misuse of blasphemy laws and issued a detailed judgment warning against false blasphemy accusations and stating that in Islam a false accusation can be as serious as blasphemy itself, but unfortunately, criticizing the reforms to blasphemy laws in public was still dangerous in any Pakistan society. The report further stated that terrorist groups like Taliban have continued to severely persecute religious minorities, especially the Christian community, considering it an agent of the West and in revenge of the western intervention such as US drone strikes in Pakistan areas. The report also gave the reference of blasts and firing in churches in Youhanabad and Iqbal Park on the eve of Easter celebrations.
Earlier hundreds of the Christians houses in Gojra and Joseph Colony, Lahore were set ablaze. And twin blasts in Peshawar Church killed at least 80 and hundred were injured.
Where is Quaid’s Pakistan?
The report further disclosed that due to religious persecution, around 11,000 Christians are seeking asylum in Thailand. A Hindu parliamentarian claimed that 5000 Hindus emigrate from Pakistan every year due to discriminatory treatment, forced conversions and fears of their safety. The report stated that in the months of April and May 2016, it was also reported that as many as 18 Christians’ girls were kidnapped and forcefully converted in the Punjab province alone.
Due to the religious persecution thousands of Christian families are looking for their future in Thailand. It is pertinent to mention that European countries do not encourage Pakistani Christian visitors. Even these countries adopt stricter policy whenfind the applicant from the same faith. Most recently “World Youth Day 2016” was held in Poland and reportedly there were more than six thousands of applicants but the Poland embassy rejected a maximum amount of visa applications on frivolous grounds and granted only 400 – 500 visas to Pakistani Christians. The weird part of the story is that journalists’ visa applications were denied without any cogent reasons. The officials in EU countries on the condition of anonymity said the visa officers had orders from the “higher level” to reject the maximum number of visas from the Christians background. It means, poor Pakistani Christians face the same behavior from the either side.
Cyber Crime Bill 2015
The Cyber Crime Bill 2015, tabled by the Minister of State for IT aims at regulating the online conduct of individuals/organizations. The Bill passed by the Senate now awaits final approval by the NA [National Assembly] before the president enacts it into law. The controversial Bill has been criticized by the IT industry and civil society for curbing human rights and giving enormous power to law enforcement agencies. It certainly intended to leash in the power of social media, given its increasingly transformational role in shaping public opinion and holding rulers accountable. No doubt, it aims silencing the dissent.
SUPPORT Shamim’s Christian advocacy in Pakistan. First contact Shamim in case he has found an easy way to donate. I like to use Western Union sending money with this LINK to the destination of Islamabad.
Greetings to you! Let me introduce myself first, though many of you are witness to my professional work. I am the only Christian journalist in this arena with diverse work experience with different media outlets like Independent News Pakistan (INP), as columnist with “Daily Times” for two years, two years with one of the leading Urdu daily, “Khabrain” & Channel 5, Daily Mail and now with Pakistan Today. I have been working as lead Reporter for “British Pakistani Christian Association” since 2010. As stringer I have worked with BBC world service. Being a Christian journalist, I have been writing on minority rights and working as a social reformer/peace maker as well.
Justin Smith was no supporter of Donald Trump for President. Neither was I. But as I reasoned, voting for Trump is the ONLY way to keep Crooked Hillary out of the White House. Here Justin shows how the info from the MSM and Never Trump Conservatives are quite twisted to vilify Trump worse than he does to himself by sticking his foot in his own mouth.
[As usual I felt the need to source the info. There is a chance Justin would not necessarily approve of the links I provided.]
Any American who truly loves this country will not give one good damn about being called "racist" by the party of hypocrisy, the Progressive Democrat Party, for standing for Donald Trump's policies to control our borders, halt illegal immigration, and safeguard U.S. sovereignty and national security. We reject the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party that uses little children to promote lies concerning illegal aliens and separating families. We reject the hypocrisy of the Far Left movement that screams "Baby Killer" at our Veterans any other time that they aren't carting out loser generals, such as General John Allen [Blog Editor: Could General Allen have been extorted into endorsing and supporting Crooked Hillary at the DNC? Read this entire article for context!], and Gold Star parents, like Khizr and Ghazala Khan, who promote Sharia law in America and unrestrained Muslim immigration ]Blog Editor: Damning news Khizr Khan you won’t see from MSM on TV or Print – Shoebat.com, Conservative Tribune & WND]. And if America does not get behind Donald Trump's immigration policies to halt the Progressive Democrats' insanity, America, as we have known Her, will cease to exist.
A quick look at these people and groups who support illegal aliens and open borders for the U.S. shows that Donald Trump has been right to respond to the attacks aimed at him. He just has not responded forcefully enough.
Soros also now funds the racist Hispanic organization LA RAZA, which is pertinent on all levels of the illegal alien question. This also places a new light on why Trump questioned Judge Gonzalo Curiel's ability to remain unbiased in the Trump University case, since Curiel, the son of illegal aliens, is a member of LA RAZA Lawyer's Association of California and philosophically aligned with LA RAZA's cause.
Initially funded by the Ford Foundation, the National Council of Churches and the United Auto Worker's Union, the National Council of LA RAZA ("the race" in Spanish) formed as a Mexican-American activist group. Several of its chapters, including the Southwest Council of La Raza and the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan, are violent in nature. They have often been led by members of the Communist Party, such as Maclovio Barraza, and they seek to carve out a racist Hispanic nation in the American West, in what is called the "Reconquista" [reconquest].
Focusing on Progressive assertions that Republican immigration policies separate families, it must be said that normal civilized families make every effort to stay together, and children go wherever their parents lead. If any illegal aliens are deported under a Trump presidency due to their own abuse of U.S. hospitality and immigration law, taking their children with them or leaving them behind in proper care will be their own free choice, just as they chose to break U.S. law. They will split their family, not Americans or the U.S. government.
And, the same Far Left group of Commie-pinko fascists who wipe their collective asses on the U.S. Constitution and trash the families of the men Hillary and Obama left to be murdered in Benghazi, calling Foreign Officer Sean Smith's mother a liar, are the same Hillary supporters who used the Khan family's Gold Star status to vilify Trump's proposed ban on Muslims. But Khizr Khan's own background proves that once gain Trump is right.
Isn't it curious that although Ghazala Khan wore the hijab at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, advancing a portrait of Muslim victim-hood, she is pictured with Obama at the 2012 DNC without it?
Khizr Khan has deep ties to international Islamist investors and controversial immigration programs that enable foreigners, including Iranian agents, to buy their way into the U.S., according to Sen. Jeff Sessions. Khan is a promoter of sharia law and co-founder of the 'Journal of Contemporary Issues in Muslim Law [sharia]. He also supports the recruitment of young people to jihadism/holy war, as detailed by Said Ramadan, the son-in-law of Hassan al-Banna who founded the Muslim Brotherhood -- a terrorist organization to which Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's aide, is tied.
Khan's service to Hogan and Hartson law firm, a mega-D.C. firm, from 2000 to 2007, illustrates perfectly the extreme political motivations behind his and Ghazala's appearance on the DNC stage. This firm, now Hogan Lovells LLP, works for the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, an exporter of the violent Wahhabi Islamic ideology, and its deep Saudi ties forced it to declare itself an agent for Saudi Arabia, under the Foreign Agent Registration Act of 1938. Hogan and Hartson/Lovell has also long represented the Clinton Foundation, and it facilitated the recent $25 million Saudi Arabian donation to Hillary, that Trump has called for her to return.
The Khan's son, Capt. Humayun Khan, may have served honorably, but he was not any more of a "hero" than the other 6,834 Americans killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Given his father's strong anti-American sentiments, the potential and probability that he would someday and somehow betray America was high, just as so many Muslim Americans serving in the U.S. Armed Forces have previously done. From Nidal Hassan to Ali Mohammed, the triple agent who penetrated the John F. Kennedy Warfare Center at Ft. Bragg, I addressed this problem in 'TheMuslim U.S. Military Experience' (November 2011) in similar fashion to Michelle Malkin's August 3rd 'Not All Muslim Soldiers Are Equal'.
Having Khizr Khan, an Islamofascist, wave a pocket Constitution at the Democratic National Convention doesn't automatically suspend our immigration laws or require America to relinquish its sovereign right to determine who is permitted entry into our country. By this same logic, the fear induced tears of a little Hispanic girl, a direct result of Progressive propaganda and fear-mongering, should not be allowed to hold all America hostage to Progressive open borders policies.
Trump may not be liked by some. But I'll vote for Trump, "the imperfect vessel", over Hillary, "the overflowing chamber pot", because he will eradicate most of Obama and Hillary's nation destroying policies.
I witness anti-Trump. pro-Bernie and pro-Hillary radicals across the nation burning the American flag. I witness the Islamic State flag waving openly in Ferguson, Missouri. I witness the Hispanic racist fascists of LA RAZA waving the Mexican flag, as they bludgeon young white men unconscious from San Diego to San Jose -- pelting one young white woman exiting a Trump rally with eggs and bottles. I see the sudden appearance of honor killings and hijabs across America. I recall the most devastating terrorist attack in world history on September 11th, 2001, followed by Ft. Hood, Boston, Chattanooga, San Bernardino and Orlando. And I enter the voting booth and cast my vote for Donald Trump, in order to ensure that America has a fighting chance to be the America that Our Founders envisioned.
The blog The Last Refuge has the English version of the Iranian produced documentary showing the $400,000,000 worth of Euros and Swiss Francs from an unmarked jet was indeed a part of a deal to free American hostages from years of incarceration in Iran. YUP, Obama and Crooked Hillary are lying just as GOP nominee Donald Trump claimed at a rally.
Late last night we posted the Iranian video the U.S. State Department, President Obama, CNN, and The Washington Post said “did not exist“. It is from an Iranian documentary video titled “Rules of the Game”.
Since posting the video, which validated an assertion made by Presidential candidate Donald Trump, we have also discovered the english version -LINK- of the same video, as produced by Basirat News:
The Conservative Tree House may be called a Last Refuge for each of us for different reasons. Whatever trail through the woods brought us here, we have shared the turmoil of storms as we have been finding our voices as individuals in this growing community
Perhaps you’ve had some truly shockingly cruel things said to you purely because you believe in limited government and fiscal conservatism. Perhaps you not only believe that we should be self-reliant and personally responsible, but also believe that when we are allowed to depend on ourselves, we are stronger, more successful, take greater pride in ourselves and our work, and are more likely to make positive contributions to society. And then we are happier people, or at least more likely to be happier.
Which lends to the following theory: Fear is at the core of liberalism, and love/trust is at the core of conservatism. Liberalism is about control. Conservatism is about self-empowerment.
Control is a reaction to fear. Think in terms or politics and society – the fear behind liberalism is the fear that someone might withhold things (opportunities, money, whatever) from me, fear that if you live your life in a way I dislike that it might affect my life, fear that if you get that job, there will be nothing left for me. Fear that if … READ THE REST
I found an article by Ben Shapiro in the Daily Wire pertaining to the pathological lying of Crooked Hillary Clinton. Shapiro takes some points from a Denver 9News interview with Crooked Hillary and shoots down the points she considers truth as pathological lies.
One thing I found interesting in the article are the similarity of lies of Hillary are to the same exact lying storyline provided by President Barack Hussein Obama in a Thursday press conference on the so-called coincidence that over $400 million’s worth of foreign currency was delivered to Iran in an unmarked jet about the same time that dual citizen American/Iranian political prisoners were released.
Obama said that was a coincidence on part of a deal constructed months ago to deliver payments of Iran’s own money that was frozen. LIE! That is a fascinating assertion since one of the released American hostages – Saeed Abedini – was originally told they’d lift off out Iran 20 minutes after loading, but instead was on the tarmac for hours. Abedini asked for a reason. He was told they couldn’t take off until the ransom plane had landed.
Saeed Abidini [sic]: I just remember the night at the airport sitting for hours and hours there and I asked police— why you not letting us go — And he told me we are waiting for another plane and if that plane take off we gonna let you go.
OBAMA LIED! US Iranian Hostage Saeed Abedini told FOX Business Network today the Iranian regime WOULD NOT let his plane leave Iran until Obama's ransom plane arrived with $400 million in euros and Swiss Francs.
Thank God Trump called out Obama on the lie saying he saw the video. Left-Stream-Media outlets – particularly WaPo and CNN – claimed future POTUS Trump was lying about seeing a video since it didn’t exist. Really? Enter television from Iran:
The documentary "rules of the game" with the issue of exchange of prisoners accused of spying for America 4 documentary "rules of the game" with the issue of exchange of four accused of spying for America tonight on the network antenna is three and a TV.
Cultural reporter Tasnim, this documentary after 21-hour news network and a 22-hour news network broadcast information about the four individual 3 accused of spying for America that after the initial agreement between the governments of Iran and America and were released under a prisoner exchange projects.
Jason Rezaian, Amir wisdom, Saeed Abedini and Nasrallah Khosrow four prisoners who were accused of spying and were released long ago. [Description has very long link, so I am providing a tinyurl]http://tinyurl.com/za6sfsa
Here’s the Youtube version of the 9News interview of Crooked Hillary spewing lies to make Donald Trump look bad:
On Wednesday, pathological liar Hillary Clinton did an interview with 9News in which she rattled off fabrication after fabrication. Fortunately for Clinton, the entire media have been focused, laserlike, on Donald Trump making a complete and utter fool of himself, and so they ignored Hillary’s lies.
The interview ran nine and a half minutes.
[Daily Wire version of above Youtube video]
In the first six minutes, Hillary clocked four lies:
1. The Iran Ransom Wasn’t A Ransom. Hillary tried to brush off news that the Obama administration shipped $400 million in unmarked currency to the Iranians in exchange for the release of four Americans as “old news.” She said, “The White House has addressed this, and I think actually this is kind of old news…So far as I know, it had nothing to do with any kind of hostage swap.” That’s spurious. As The Wall Street Journalreported, “U.S. officials also acknowledge that Iranian negotiators on the prisoner exchange said they wanted the cash to show they had gained something tangible.”
2. The Iran Deal Stopped Their Nuclear Program. Hillary continued by shilling for the worst international deal in modern history: “I think we know that the agreement has put a lid on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. I consider that to be a very positive step….The most important thing is that we have, in my view, prevented Iran from racing to get a nuclear weapon.” Nonsense. The deal grants Iran the ability to gain a nuclear weapon in a decade, and build the infrastructure to create a turnkey operation now.
3. Hillary Will Enforce The Iran Deal. Hillary claimed she would hold the Iranians accountable: “The agreement has made the world safer, but it has to be enforced, and I have spoken out very strongly about how I will enforce this agreement. I will hold the Iranians to account for even the smallest violation.” Really? Perhaps I missed Hillary’s statements on Germany’s intelligence report regarding Iran’s nuclear efforts. And Hillary hasn’t had much to say about Iran’s repeated ballistic missile tests, which technically may not violate the Worst Deal Ever but clearly violate the UN resolution sanctioning that deal.
4. The FBI Said Hillary Was Truthful. Here’s Hillary lying openly about the FBI’s conclusions about her email server: “[A]s the FBI said, everything that I’ve said publicly has been consistent and truthful with what I’ve told them.” She said that talk about her emails being released vs. Trump’s tax returns would be comparing “apples and oranges.” This is absolutely false. The FBI never said Hillary had been consistent and truthful in her public statements. They specifically avoided comment on her public statements. But they made clear that virtually everything she had said public was contradicted by the evidence.
Hillary’s the most corrupt major party candidate in American history. If Donald Trump had one iota of self control, he could be slamming her with alacrity today. Fortunately for Hillary, he doesn’t.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R) was elected to Congress in 2012 by first defeating the GOP incumbent in the Primary then winning the seat to the 1st Congressional District of Oklahoma in the November 2012 vote. He came in as a Tea Party candidate supporting less government and less taxes. He is my Congressional Representative.
I set this up because I received an email update that highlights two very bills that I suspect if it makes the Leftist-in-Chief’s desk they will be vetoed. At any rate they still represent the civil rights of Pro-Life medical professionals and the other bill more specifically defines what each branch of government can and cannot do pre-empting bureaucratic rules as laws that are not enacted by Congress,
Rep. Bridenstine first highlights the Conscience Protection Act which enables a medical professional or hospital to NOT be forced to perform abortions if it violates their conscience. This would not only undercut Obama’s Executive Orders that instruct the Obama Administration bureaucrats to force otherwise BUT ALSO prevent a State apparatus under the thumb of Leftists from forcing conscience violations.
The next Congressional Rep. Bridenstine looks at is Separation of Powers Restoration Act. SCOTUS is case law oriented more than interpreting the Constitution with Original Intent standards. The result has led to the slow watering down of the intended Liberties and Rights of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Amendments ratified after the Bill of Rights. Thus the unconstitutional doctrine of the Living Constitution has superseded Original Intent that has led to Executive Branch superiority in a system in which Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches were originally arranged as separate but equal with a concept of Checks and Balances institutionalized in the Constitution.
The Separation of Powers Act (SOPRA) is specifically designed to reverse the course of Federal Bureaucratic Agencies from turning regulations into the force of law without action from Congress. SOPRA would eliminate the case law that established the Chevron Deference (1984) standards in which Courts would uphold bureaucratic regulatory interpretation of legislation as the force of law.
The Bridenstine email below is editorially focused on the two Acts mentioned above. The Congressman addresses other issues as well but these two piqued my interest.
The House recently passed landmark pro-life legislation to stop abortion coercion. The Conscience Protection Act prohibits government from penalizing or retaliating against any health care provider who refuses to participate in abortion activities, or insurers who refuse to provide coverage. The bill also creates a right to sue for anybody forced to violate their consciences on abortion.
I believe that abortion takes the life of an unborn child and harms women. Even if some disagree with that, we can all agree that government should respect everyone’s freedom to NOT participate in abortions.Government should not require hospitals, doctors, nurses and insurances plans to carry out, assist in, or pay for abortions. The Conscience Protection Act enhances important protections against abortion coercion. The Senate should waste no time in getting this bill to the President’s desk.
Federal law has protected conscience rights on abortion since the 1970s across the private sector. In 2005, the “Weldon Amendment” expanded these rights to cover institutions receiving government funds. Now, state and local governments, including California and New York, are increasingly threatening to withhold funding to coerce insurers to provide abortion coverage and pro-life hospitals, doctors, and nurses to participate in abortion activities.
Whengovernment engages in abortion coercion, the only available remedy is filing complaints to the Department of Health and Human Services. Predictably, HHS has slow-rolled its response. That’s why the Conscience Protection Act is so important: the pro-life community needs standing to sue, not more paperwork to fill out.
Today, the House passed landmark pro-life legislation to stop abortion coercion. The Conscience Protection Act prohibits government from penalizing or retaliating against any health care provider who refuses to participate in abortion activities, or insurers who refuse to provide coverage. The bill also creates a right to sue for anybody forced to violate their consciences on abortion. - Read More at:http://bridenstine.house.gov/blog/?postid=741
Recently, the House passed the Separation of Powers Restoration Act (SOPRA), a bill that aims to take back Congress’s legislative power. President Obama has consistently used bureaucratic rules and regulations to bypass Congress and implement his liberal agenda.
The Separation of Powers Restoration Act is a good step towards reining in the executive branch’s ability to essentially create laws through regulations, however, more must be done. Congress must use the power of the purse to defund harmful rules and regulations when the executive branch steps outside its Constitutional authority.
Crooked Hillary and her Left Wing Mainstream Media comrades have been crucifying Donald Trump aa responsible for the Democratic Party hack with Russian help who in turn allegedly made the hacked info available through Wikileaks.
It’s a load of Dem Party crap!
Her hypocrisy is exposed by the author of Clinton Cash in an expose at Breibart.com. Crooked Hillary treacherously aided Russia and Putin by providing high tech data as a Crony Capitalist scheme of self-enrichment. Peter Schweizer reveals a significant amount of these Crony Capitalists are Hillary donors via the Clinton Foundation during her Secretary of State days and in preparation for her run as manipulative dictator … err … I mean President of the USA.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta sat on the board of a small energy company alongside Russian officials that received $35 million from a Putin-connected Russian government fund, a relationship Podesta failed to fully disclose on his federal financial disclosures as required by law.
That’s one of the many revelations from a 56-page report released late Sunday titled “From Russia with Money: Hillary Clinton, the Russian Reset, and Cronyism” by the non-partisan government watchdog group, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI). Breitbart Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon holds the same title in GAI and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer serves as GAI’s president.
As part of her duties during the so-called Russian reset, then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton led the way on U.S. involvement in a Russian government technology initiative that was intended to be the Russian equivalent of America’s Silicon Valley known as Skolkovo. The “innovation city,” located outside Moscow, has some 30,000 workers in state-of-the-art facilities under strict government control. As Slate described it in 2013, “In some ways, Skolkovo is eerily reminiscent of Soviet utopian city-building projects.”
According to the GAI report, Clinton’s State Dept. recruited U.S. tech giants like Google, Cisco, Intel. Indeed, out of 28 U.S., European, and Russian companies that participated in Skolkovo, 17 of them were Clinton Foundation donors or paid for speeches by Bill Clinton.
However, as involvement in Skolkovo by Clinton cronies increased, so, too, did the danger for the technology coming out of the Russian tech mecca to be used for Russian military purposes.
In 2014, the FBI issued what it called “an extraordinary warning” to several technology companies involved with Skolkovo. “The [Skolkovo] foundation may be a means for the Russian government to access our nation’s sensitive or classified research development facilities and dual-use technologies with military and commercial application,” warned Lucia Ziobro, the assistant special agent at the FBI’s Boston office. She added: “The FBI believes the true motives of the Russian partners, who are often funded by the government, is to gain access to classified, sensitive, and emerging technology from the companies.”
Still, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta sat on the executive board of a small energy company called Joule Unlimited. Joule, too, received the FBI letter warning about Skolkovo. Other Joule board members included senior Russian officials. According to the GAI report: “Two months after Podesta joined the board, Vladimir Putin’s Rusnano announced that it would invest up to one billion rubles into Joule Unlimited, which amounts to $35 million. That represents one-fifth of the entire amount of investment dollars Joule collected from 2007 to 2013.”
Rusnano, which former Russian education and science minister and current science advisor to Vladmir Putin Andrei Fursenko describes as “Putin’s child,” was founded by Putin in 2007.
The GAI investigative report says it’s unclear how much, if any, money Podesta made. The reason: Podesta was on the board of three Joule entities, but only listed two on his disclosure; the most important entity, Joule Stichting, he did not list. “Podesta’s compensation by Joule cannot be fully determined,” reads the report. “In his 2014 federal government disclosure filing, Podesta lists that he divested stock options from Joule. However, the disclosure does not cover the years 2011-2012.”
Why Podesta failed to reveal, as required by law on his federal financial disclosures, his membership on the board of this offshore company is presently unknown.
“But the flows of funds from Russia during the ‘reset’ to Podesta-connected entities apparently didn’t end with Joule Energy,” the report states. According to the GAI report, Podesta’s far-left think tank, Center for American Progress (CAP), took in $5.25 million from the Sea Change Foundation between 2010-2013.
Who was funding Sea Change Foundation? According to tax records, Sea Change Foundation at the time was receiving a large infusion of funds from a mysterious Bermuda-based entity called ‘Klein, Ltd.’…Who owns Klein? It is impossible to say exactly, given corporate secrecy laws in Bermuda. But the registered agent and lawyers who set up the offshore entity are tied to a handful of Russian business entities including Troika Dialog, Ltd. Leadership includes Ruben Vardanyan, an ethnic Armenian who is a mega oligarch in Putin’s Russia. Vardanyan also served on the board of Joule Energy with John Podesta.
The FBI and U.S. Army sounded the alarm bells about Skolkovo being a threatening pathway for Russia to accelerate its military technological capabilities. Why Hillary Clinton’s State Dept and her campaign manager were tied up in this raises serious questions that demand answers and transparency.
Listen to Bannon and Schweizer discuss of this article on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM:
Dear Team Trump, the Clinton Political Machine has the capability to orchestrate an Economic crisis to create fear in the electorate (I believe they did this in 2007-8). And Obama did this again in 2012 with the Medicare SS voters.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Maria Rubin is one of the coveted independent voters in this swing state — so independent that she will not say whether she is voting for President Obama or Mitt Romney. She does share her age (63) and, more quickly, her opinion on Medicare: “I’m not in favor of changing it, or eliminating it.”
But in recent weeks Mr. Obama and his campaign have hit back hard, and enlisted former President Bill Clinton as well, to make the case that the Romney-Ryan approach to Medicare would leave older Americans vulnerable to rising health care costs. …
At the heart of the conflict is the proposal backed by Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan to change the way Medicare works in an effort to drive down health care costs and keep the program solvent as the population ages. Under their plan, retirees would get a fixed annual payment from the government that they could use to buy traditional Medicare coverage or a private health insurance policy. …
… [T]he Democratic message is resonating with voters like Ms. Rubin, who joined other independent and Democratic voters last week to hear Mr. Clinton make his pitch for Mr. Obama’s re-election in the packed ballroom of a resort hotel here.
Democrats focused heavily on Medicare at their convention and have kept up the assault since then. Last weekend in Kissimmee, Fla., Mr. Obama spoke of Republican plans for “voucherizing Medicare,” while Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. says Republicans will institute “vouchercare.” …
And soon, strategists say, Democrats will buttress their Medicare message by charging that a Romney-Ryan administration could also seek to alter Social Security, the other popular entitlement program.
I think Mr. Trump Can make the case that his economic and tax policies can expand the revenue flows from a 4% growth rate to pay the costs of these programs like the system was designed to in the first place. It’s the De-industrialists of the Clinton Political Machine that want to employ the Bolsheviks style trend that is causing the debt to exceed adequate supply to cripple the capital system and create a distrust for the whole economic system and then they think they can convince the American people can that a Totalitarian system is a better option, we have already heard Obama and Hilary try and sell the idea that Capitalism is a failed system, Obama’s opinion:
U.S. President declares capitalism "has never worked". The free market has "never worked"?? Is Barack Obama deliberately burning bridges with average Americans? The free market isn't perfect, but it's the best system we have. Shocking ignorance and contempt for the bedrock of economic growth and engine of prosperity, the free enterprise system.
A quiz about list of various statements supposedly made by Hillary Clinton.
Claim: List reproduces various "Marxist" statements made by Hillary Clinton.
Example:[Collected via e-mail, August 2007]
A little history lesson: If you don't know the answer make your best guess Answer all the questions before looking at the answers. Who said it?
1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
A. Karl Marx
B. Adolph Hitler
C. Joseph Stalin
D. None of the above
2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."
C. Idi Amin
D. None of the Above
3) "(We) ... can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."
A. Nikita Khrushev
B. Josef Goebbels
C. Boris Yeltsin
D. None of the above
4) "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own ... in order to create this common ground."
A. Mao Tse Dung
B. Hugo Chavez
C. Kim Jong Il
D None of the above
(1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004
(2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007
(3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(4) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
Be afraid. Be very, very afraid and vote
Anybody (woman) that would vote for her just because they think it's time for a female president has got to be out of their lunatic mind!
Origins: This list of purported "Marxist" quotes by former first lady, senator, presidential candidate, and secretary of state Hillary Clinton is (like many collections of utterances from various political figures) difficult to rate as strictly "true" or "false": She did make the statements reported above, but they have all been stripped of any explanatory context, and some of them had portions elided, creating potentially misleading impressions about the nature of those statements. Below we verify the source and … READ ENTIRETY (Hillary or Karl? By
[Blog Editor: In case my readers are unaware, Snopes as a political fact checker is an in the tank Leftist sympathizing website. This June 2016 Daily Caller post has the goods on Snopes as far as politics go. Ergo in the Snopes article on how Marxist Crooked Hillary is, when they say the veracity of her quotes are a “Mixture” of truth, Snopes really means it is the absolute truth.]
And this is being done for Climate change reasons and they want this USA Model to use as a Talking Point for the rest of the world to follow.
This link discusses with an Economic Terrorist Expert how the Clinton Machine can work to cause crisis:
Economic Terrorism: Was the 2008 Collapse Intentional?
The 2008 financial crisis was one of the worst the U.S. has ever seen. It was the culmination of several factors including poor investments, government intervention and crony capitalism. However, the confluence of these events has prompted some analysts to ask, “Was the 2008 collapse intentional?”
“The Pentagon released information that they had received a report — right after 2008 — that [the collapse] may be ‘economic terrorism,’” Glenn Beck said on his radio show.
“And then [the Pentagon report] was released to the public I think in 2011 (maybe late 2010?), and I wondered, ‘Why was this held? Who released it? Why did they release it at that time?’ And we talked about it, I said, ‘I think this is a sign somebody in the pentagon wants somebody to know what is really, possibly happening here.”
Was the 2008 economic crash intentional? Is the U.S. the target of “economic terrorism”?
“There are others like George Soros that may be involved in this,” Beck said.
Who else may be involved in this supposed “economic terrorism”?
“Islamic terrorists,” Freeman said, “Osama Bin Laden has, or did, say forever, ‘Our intention is to attack the U.S. economic system. We know the cracks in the system like the lines in our own hand.’ That’s why they hit the World Trade Center towers. It was an attack on the economy as much as it was an attempt to kill people.”
“And it goes back even before that,” Freeman added. “The founder of the Muslim brotherhood created Sharia compliant finance and he termed it ‘financial jihad’ or ‘jihad with money.’”
“Boy man, I’m so glad to meet you Kevin, because we started looking into Sharia financing and there are hedge funds, gigantic hedge funds, that are all based in Sharia financing here in the United States and they’ve got some suspicious characters around them. Would you know anything about …
[Here is the Youtube version of the GBTV video on the website:]
http://www.GlennBecksBookList.com -- Kevin Freeman, author of "Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market" spent some time on the radio with Glenn Beck. They talked about the terror attack on 9-11 as well as the economic attack on the United States and by potentially Osama Bin Laden and or the Muslim Brotherhood and how people like George Soros benefited from the financial crisis. Mathematically it was nearly impossible for all of the card to align perfectly like they did in 2007-2008...
Because the discussion was so important and the implications of “economic terrorism” so great, Beck invited Freeman back on the show to continue … READ ENTIRETY (Economic Terrorism: Was the 2008 Collapse Intentional? By Becket Adams; The Blaze; 1/19/12 6:48am)
These next links have identified Multinational Bundlers for the Clinton Machine, and I think they are working to create an Economic downturn by election time to create panic and then they will have a remedy and say Trump is new and not Tested to know if his ideas will work, and this will be the way they sway the majority to pick the Clinton Machine because the idea is they are already proven.
These links show the way the Clinton Political machine behind the scenes is working to create economic terrorism that then they can use as examples in Public forums to say the systems are failed systems!!!!!
Eagles of Empire and economic terrorism: Are vulture funds instruments of US policy?
Is it a coincidence that the vulture funds are putting increasing pressure on Argentina as it prepares to develop the world’s second largest shale gas reserves? Are the vulture’s instruments of foreign policy?
Paranoia or insightfulness in Buenos Aires?
Hours after the US Embassy in Buenos Aires issued a security warning to US citizens either already inside or traveling to the South American country, Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner accused the US of plotting to overthrow or kill her. Speaking during a television broadcast from the Casa de Gobierno on September 30, she explained that “if something happens to me, don’t look to the Mideast, look north” to Washington, DC. She told the Argentine people not to believe anything that the US government was saying, even going as far as dismissing the ISIL/ISIS threat as a US bogeyman.
Instead of asking what led Fernandez de Kirchner to make such accusations against the US government, the question should be what has led to the deterioration of relations and diplomatic ties between Buenos Aires and Washington.
This deterioration has two dimensions or tracks. On the surface it is tied to Argentina’s sovereign debt, its restructuring, and hedge funds in the US. On another track it is tied to petro-politics and shale gas.
Economic and financial terrorism: Deadlier than the ISIL?
In front of the sixty-ninth session of the UN General Assembly and UN Security Council and a meeting of the UN Security Council chaired by US President Barack Obama, Argentina argued that terrorism is not only committed by violent groups that plant bombs, but also by financial entities and organizations that destabilize national economies and make whole societies destitute through speculation and financial manipulation. In Cristina Kirchner’s words, “terrorists are not only those who set off bombs, but also those who destabilize economies, causing hunger, misery, and poverty.”
Addressing the growing mythology and international fixation concerning the ISIL in Syria and Iraq, Argentina argued that terrorism is rooted, fueled, and nurtured through injustice and disparity in the global system. Groups like the ISIL and al-Qaeda are merely the symptoms of something much deeper and … READ ENTIRETY (Eagles of Empire and economic terrorism: Are vulture funds instruments of US policy? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya; RT; 10/24/14 10:10)
[Blog Editor: “RT” actually is an acronym for Russia Today. I mention this because the English speaking version has gained a reputation as a propaganda arm of Vladimir Putin.]
Argentina Activates 'Financial Terrorism' Law Against Hedge-Fund Economic Warfare
Argentina is playing hardball. Accompanied by giant headlines in financial media screeching about "economic crisis," Donnelley & Sons, a U.S. printing firm that has operated in Argentina for many years, and has no financial problems at all (assets larger than its liabilities, little debt) — filed for and was declared to be in bankruptcy from one day to the next last week, leaving 400 workers on the street.
The government responded by activating a never-before-used Anti-Economic and Financial Terrorism Law to file charges against Donnelley for filing for a fraudulent bankruptcy with intent to "alter the economic and financial order" and "sow terror among the population." The government intends to also file before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an investigation of this fraudulent behavior.
"I don't believe in coincidences," President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner explained … THERE IS MORE (Argentina Activates 'Financial Terrorism' Law Against Hedge-Fund Economic Warfare; LaRouche PAC; 8/17/14 11:13AM)
[Blog Editor: Just an aside about LaRouche PAC; This PAC is a part of the LaRouche Movement of Lyndon LaRouche. This guy is a bit of an enigma because he once was a devotee of the kind of Marxism promoted by Leon Trotsky and Antonio Gramsci. That duo, particularly the latter, promoted a Marxism of gaining the confidence of laborers (proletariat) via deceptive practices to slowly melt away traditional culture to prepare for a Marxist utopia. More recently LaRouche’s Marxist-Socialism has developed into something closer to Fascism or Nazism. Too many confuse the Fascist-Nazi paradigm with Right Wing extremism. The reality is those political ideologies are a melding of Socialism and Corporate Crony Capitalism under the direction of a State entity. This is LaRouche with a large dose of Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory thrown in to complete the heinous paradigm.]
Here Obama talks about the very economic crisis in Argentina the Clinton Machine economic terrorist created:
HUH? Obama says not much difference between capitalism and socialism — but here’s the part I agree with…
After his tango solo, instead of being back in America or heading to Europe showing leadership to deal with global Islamic jihadism, President Obama was in Argentina lecturing young people on economic theory.
As reported by CNSNews.com, “Thanks to advances in technology, “You don’t have to settle for the world as it is; you can create the world as you want it to be,” President Barack Obama told young people in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Wednesday. “You have the freedom to build the world in powerful and disruptive ways.”
One of the young community organizers at the town hall picked up on that point, saying she honestly believes that the world needs to change. She asked Obama for his advice on creating social change — in her case, by empowering young people living in poverty.
In the course of answering the question, the president indicated that the “sharp division” between “capitalist and communist or socialist” is starting to blur, and instead of clinging to any one of those ideologies, people should just do what works to create change:
“[S]o often in the past, there’s been a sharp division between left and right, between capitalist and communist or socialist,” Obama said. “And especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate, right?
Oh, you know, you’re a capitalist Yankee dog, and oh, you know, you’re some crazy communist that’s going to take away everybody’s property.” And, I mean, those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works. You don’t have to worry about whether it neatly fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory — you should just decide what works.”
… And for Obama to try and conflate free market/free enterprise capitalism with socialism, or worse, communism clearly displays a delusional comprehension of economic theory — Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman are certainly choking right now. Someone get them a glass of water.
,,, Now, perhaps Obama was referring to “crony” capitalism where government attempts to select the winners and losers in the marketplace … Obama has been a very adept practitioner of government venture capitalism, where American taxpayer dollars support private sector endeavors based on political ideological agendas. … I believe it was during the Clinton administration when the venerable Glass-Steagall Act, which kept a separation between commercial and investment banks, was abolished — clearing the path for the 2008 financial meltdown rooted in the mortgage industry and the securitizing of toxic asset mortgages. …
You see, this is what happens when a progressive socialist conflates a “social change” economic program with the free market/private sector. It never ends well.
Now, I must ask the obvious question. What in the Sam Hill is Barack Obama doing holding a town hall meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina? If … READ ENTIRETY (HUH? Obama says not much difference between capitalism and socialism — but here’s the part I agree with… By Allen West; AllenBWest.com; 3/26/16 8:45am)
Mr. Trump these are the very kinds of things that cause Real Estate crisis and then cause people like you to get into reorganization predicaments, and people need to be exposed here for their treasonous acts against humanity all for their ideological purposes!!!!!
Top Clinton Lobbyist Bundlers Tied to Foreign Banks, Governments
Firms represent Saudi Arabian, Russian, Turkish, Mexican, and Japanese interests
A number of Hillary Clinton’s top lobbyist bundlers, who have raised millions for her presidential campaign, either directly represent foreign entities or work at firms that represent foreign entities, according to documents from the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Unit.
Hillary for America, Clinton’s campaign committee, has hauled in more than $7 million in bundled lobbyist contributions since its inception. The committee finished 2015 with $4.1 million in bundled lobbyist contributions. It has since added more than $2.9 million to its coffers from lobbyists, with $1.2 million of that amount pouring in during the second quarter of 2016, from April 1 to June 30.
Tony Podesta, owner of the Podesta Group and brother of John Podesta, the chairman of Clinton’s campaign, is a top bundler for Hillary for America. Podesta has bundled $267,835 in contributions to date. Podesta was hired to work on behalf of Saudi interests.
Saudi Arabia has built an extensive lobbying and public relations presence in the United States, the Washington Postreported in April. It has also supplied the Clinton Foundation with millions. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has given between $10 and $25 million to the foundation while … READ THE REST (Top Clinton Lobbyist Bundlers Tied to Foreign Banks, Governments; By Joe Schoffstall; Washington Free Beacon; 7/21/16 12:00 pm)
Hillary Clinton’s top bundlers from around the country are set to descend on New York City for a day of conversations with top campaign staffers next Thursday, according to a person familiar with her fundraising plans.
The itinerary includes a dinner with campaign manager Robby Mook and campaign chairman John Podesta, who will join the “Hillblazers” — Hillary Clinton backers who have raised … There’s More (Clinton summons top campaign bundlers to New York; By GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI; POLITICO; 08/25/15 11:41 PM EDT Updated 08/26/15 12:11 AM EDT)
Dear Mr. Trump, it’s possible to see the ideology within the upper class circles of society conspiring to create an Ideological shift to Freedom and Prosperity.
Here is a Top Hedge Fund Manager and Hilary Clinton supporter saying Capitalism needs to be changed:
Paul Tudor Jones II: Why we need to rethink capitalism
Paul Tudor Jones II loves capitalism. It's a system that has done him very well over the last few decades. Nonetheless, the hedge fund manager and philanthropist is concerned that a laser focus on profits is, as he puts it, "threatening the very underpinnings of society." In this thoughtful, passionate talk, he outlines his planned counter-offensive, which centers on the concept of "justness." [Go to the TED Talk link to watch Jones spin an anti-Capitalist message.]
Capitalism will eat democracy — unless we speak up
Have you wondered why politicians aren't what they used to be, why governments seem unable to solve real problems? Economist Yanis Varoufakis, the former Minister of Finance for Greece [As if Greece is a good model to bet against Capitalism in favor of Socialism], says that it's because you can be in politics today but not be in power — because real power now belongs to those who control the economy. He believes that the mega-rich and corporations are cannibalizing the political sphere, causing financial crisis. In this talk, hear his dream for a world in which capital and labor no longer struggle against each other, "one that is simultaneously libertarian, Marxist and Keynesian." [Again, another anti-Capitalist message from a Leftist TED Talk by Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis.]
Mr. Trump is going to have to bring all this out And show the American People how they are being played like Fools with this economic terrorism effect by the Clinton Machine Political players!!!!!
Truth to Power is the only way to prevail!!!! God Bless and Be safe on the Trail!!!!
Edited by John R. Houk
Any text or links encased by brackets are by the Editor.
Clinton Cash is a book by Peter Schweizer that exposes the Clinton family’s nefarious money past which includes donations to the Clinton Foundation from foreign donors for political influence while Secretary of State and a potential future of POTUS Hillary.
Clinton Cash has its own website devoted to sales and news stories related to Clinton Cash scandals and nefarious deals. Here is an intro excerpt from that webpage:
In 2000, Bill and Hillary Clinton owed millions of dollars in legal debt. Since then, they’ve earned over $130 million. Where did the money come from?
n his New York Times bestselling books Extortion and Throw Them All Out, Schweizer detailed patterns of official corruption in Washington that led to congressional resignations and new ethics laws.
In Clinton Cash, he follows the Clinton money trail, revealing the connection between their personal fortune, their “close personal friends”, the Clinton Foundation, foreign nations, and some of the highest ranks of government.
Schweizer reveals the Clinton’s troubling dealings in Kazakhstan, Colombia, Haiti, and other places at the “wild west” fringe of the global economy. In this blockbuster exposé, Schweizer merely presents the troubling facts he’s uncovered. Meticulously researched and scrupulously sourced, filled with headline-making revelations, Clinton Cash raises serious questions of judgment, of possible indebtedness to an array of foreign interests, and ultimately, of fitness for high public office.
In order to help in spreading the word about Crooked Hillary and hubby Slick Willy purchase the book. Below is the little over an hour documentary of Clinton Cash.
Clinton Cash, is a feature documentary based on the Peter Schweizer book that the New York Times hailed as “The most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle.”
Clinton Cash investigates how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being “dead broke” after leaving the White House to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with over $2 billion in donations to their foundation. This wealth was accumulated during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as US Secretary of State through lucrative speaking fees and contracts paid for by foreign companies and Clinton Foundation donors.
When the DNC Leftists were shouting "No more war" to Leon Panetta & a U.S. General vainly trying to inspire Patriotism among the Dems, this Reagan video of peace through strength should have been shown.
No arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. -Ronald Reagan
I am Caleb Andrew, the owner on the Reagan Republicans community. You see here we believe that America is and always will be the best nation on Earth. However it is in danger, our economy is weak, our infrastructure is crumbling, our influence on the world is deteriorating, and our moral values are becoming inevitably unimportant. However President Ronald Reagan was an optimistic man who loved his God and country and the American people are strong willed and courageous, we have the ability and the will to fix our country and rebuild the American Dream. This community is … READ THE REST
✯ Video by Matthew Worth (Canadianmatt3) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/canadianmatt3★ ☆ US Armed Forces "A Time For Choosing" Speech By 40th President of the United States of America Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 -- June 5, 2004) ★ ☆
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"Now let's set the record straight. There's no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there's only one guaranteed way you can have peace—and you can have it in the next second—surrender.
Admittedly, there's a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face—that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand—the ultimatum. And what then—when Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we're retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary, because by that time we will have been weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he's heard voices pleading for "peace at any price" or "better Red than dead," or as one commentator put it, he'd rather "live on his knees than die on his feet." And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don't speak for the rest of us.
You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin—just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard 'round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well it's a simple answer after all.
You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, "There is a price we will not pay." "There is a point beyond which they must not advance." Winston Churchill said, "The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we're spirits—not animals." And he said, "There's something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.
We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.
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Here is a post that I pray provokes the sting of reality to Conservatives that are taking the Never Trump stand. If you enjoyed the last 7 ½ years Obama’s Leftist fundamental transformation of America, by all means write-in your favorite Conservative, vote for a Third Party or don’t vote at all. Following the Never Trump path will ensure the election of Obama’s third term vicariously through Crooked Hillary.
Honestly answering Mark Alexander’s check list of “Who is more likely to …”, should shake a Never Trumper out of their righteous indignation and principled hubris over Donald Trump’s perceived lack of integrity and at least give him a shot to keep at least some of his promises.
If the Donald screws up, how bad could it be compared to the continued dilution of America’s moral fiber and divested Liberty with another four to eight years of a Leftist POTUS?
“In the midst of these pleasing ideas we should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” —John Adams (1797)
(Aggravation Alert: I have received a considerable number of objections from fellow Patriots this year complaining either that my analysis of Donald Trump was too hard or too soft. This column is directed at those who believe either one to be true — the #NeverClinton and #NeverTrump folks who plan to abstain or vote for a third-party candidate.)
On the opening night, Bernie Sanders, the candidate who was narrowly defeated by Clinton thanks to hacked DNC emails indicating they rigged the primary, offered this assessment of the last eight years: “Together, my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America, and that revolution — our revolution — continues.”
On the other hand, Republicans should be debating the re-election of Mitt Romney this year, but we aren’t. Here’s why.
Without debating Romney’s merits all over again, the reason that the contest this year is not between Romney/Ryan and Clinton/Kaine is because millions of “faith and values” voters chose to sit it out in 2012. Weeks before the 2012 election, I had a very intelligent young Christian woman ask a question far too typical of evangelicals: “Can you really vote for a Mormon?”
Of course, in addition to those evangelicals, there were also millions of principled conservatives who didn’t cast their ballots in 2012, protesting that Romney was a centrist, moderate, Northeastern elitist.
So how did that work out?
Four more years of Barack Obama’s colossal failures in both domestic and foreign policy.
All that being the case, once again, millions of conservatives are reluctant to vote because the choices are the assurance of extending Obama’s disgraceful legacy for four more years under a Clinton regime or the prospect that Donald Trump will prove to be the “lesser of two evils” come January 2017.
For value and principle conservatives wrestling with whether to vote for Trump or not at all, political philosophers and moral theologians have written for generations about the “incommensurability in values,” or, in common parlance, choosing between the lesser of two evils.
Some of my conservative friends subscribe to the observation of 19th century British theologian Charles Spurgeon, who wrote, “Of two evils, choose neither.” But Spurgeon’s words, as related to evil actions, are taken out of context in reference to civic duty. Of such duties, Spurgeon said, “I would not, however, say … despise the privilege which you have as citizens.”
The question of voting for Trump is no quandary for me.
While I understand well the nature of presidential character, and believe both Clinton and Trump fall substantially short of that character, I also understand that the outcome of the November election will not only determine our president for at least the next four years, but also the composition of the Supreme Court for at least the next quarter-century. Think about that before you decide to stay home this year or to cast a “protest vote” for a third-party candidate.
On this point, I would state emphatically that those who choose to sit this election out or “choose neither” are making a choice. In fact, I would argue that handing this election to Hillary Clinton is far more evil than choosing the lesser of the two. If you can’t vote for Trump, then at least vote against Clinton. If you can’t vote for Trump, then at least vote for the Supreme Court. And make no mistake: A vote this year for a third-party candidate in any state where the Clinton v Trump contest is close constitutes a vote for Clinton and a third term for Obama. Period.
After the conservative congressional advances across the nation in 2010 and 2014, despite the needless presidential loss in 2012, throwing this year’s contest to Clinton would be disastrous.
“The ‘conscience’ argument that one can sleep with a clear conscience by not voting for Trump [asserts] that your conscience is clear after making it possible for Clinton to win. … In the 2016 presidential race, I am not interested in moral purity. I am interested in defeating the left and its party, the Democratic Party. The notion … that we can live with another four years of a Democratic president is, forgive me, mind-boggling. To that end … multiple additional leftists on the Supreme Court, a Republican presidential victory in 2020 would mean nothing. … Left-wing judges pass so many left-wing laws that they render those who control Congress, and even the White House, almost irrelevant. I just don’t understand how anyone who understands the threat the left and the Democrats pose on America will refuse to vote for the only person who can stop them.”
(Notably, Prager argues that Trump’s convention speech was not “dark enough.”)
Last week, Donald Trump delivered his GOP convention acceptance speech, outlining in the broadest terms what his objectives would be if elected president.
This week, Hillary Clinton will conclude the DNC convention with a similar speech, promising mostly the antithesis of the Trump platform. And it is unlikely that any of her adoring media will highlight her extensive record of incompetence and lawlessness.
In advance of Clinton’s diatribe, we compiled a list of questions for consideration by those who are not yet committed to vote for Trump. Our editors have expanded that list to include the following questions:
Who will achieve more with Republicans in Congress?
Who will nominate judges for the federal bench and Supreme Court who will uphold Rule of Law?
Who is more likely to formulate and enforce stronger foreign policy in an effort to restore America’s standing in the world?
Who is more likely to seek to begin rebuilding America’s military might?
Who is more likely to implement policies to protect America and the West from catastrophic terrorist attacks?
Who is more likely to clearly identify the greatest ideological threat to the West as “Islamic extremism”?
Who is more likely to treat our nation’s military personnel and veterans with the dignity and respect they have earned?
Who is more likely to enforce immigration laws and protect American borders?
Who is more likely to support the Second Amendment?
Who is more likely to reduce taxes?
Who is more likely to balance a budget?
Who is more likely to address our ruinous national debt?
Who is more likely to be a better communicator of free market principles?
Who is more likely to reduce oppressive central government regulations?
Who is more likely to repeal ObamaCare and implement market solutions for health care?
Who is more likely to repeal the onerous Dodd-Frank regulations?
Who has more experience creating and protecting American jobs?
Who is more likely to promote Americanism rather than globalism?
Who is more likely to flex American muscle when dealing with foreign tyrants?
Who is more likely to aggressively pursue energy exploration?
Who is more likely to re-write trade agreements that undermine the U.S. economy?
Who is more likely to populate their administration with free enterprise advocates?
Who is more likely to advocate for retention of Republican majorities in the House and Senate?
Who is more likely to resist the influence of Wall Street?
Who is more likely to reject Obama’s unconstitutional executive overreach?
Who is more likely to denounce Black Lives Matter and other Democrat Party fronts seeking to disunite America?
I’m sure you can add to this list, and I’m equally sure that Trump will fare better across the board than Clinton.
In her convention remarks, Michelle Obama declared, “This election … is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.” Indeed it is, and well into the next generation. Will our children and their children fare better with leadership from Democrats on the Left or Republicans on the Right?
So to my fellow conservatives who don’t plan to vote in 2016, I ask the following: What will our nation look like in 2020? How about 2030?
I ask this question not only as a citizen and fellow Patriot, but also as one who, like many other Patriots, has family blood on the line in this election. As the father of a young Marine who is bound by oath to “Support and Defend” our Constitution, I am, like so many of you, deeply concerned about who will be our next commander in chief.
The last seven years have been very demoralizing for those of us who are in the trenches every day advocating for Liberty. But take heart. While Liberty is eternal, the contest to maintain its beacon of freedom is also eternal, and sitting this election out or voting for a third-party candidate in a closely contested state only makes that contest more difficult.
Finally, the Demos are very divided. Let’s finish them off. Hillary Clinton is a deeply flawed status quo candidate in an election year for change. My advice to anyone who hasn’t yet committed to vote for Trump and the Supreme Court, or at least vote against Clinton: Embrace the suck. Just do it, and convince everyone you know to do the same.
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